Archive of 2019 Shows

June 2019


AFRU Gallery is very proud to present
A Group Show of Fabulously Talented Artists 
to kick off Pride Month in Style!

I will let our main entertainer, Svetlana Trantastic, describe a little bit about this show: 
“I was inspired to involve my community in an audio piece that I will use to start the 9 pm entertainment hour. I have gotten a great deal of positive response from the community. People are sending in short audio clips about their reasons and feelings surrounding the terms they identity with. Why they like one term over another……..etc. I am getting a lot of positive feedback and believe that there will be a good turnout by those who made submissions who want to hear their contribution alongside the recordings of others. I am getting a lot of help organizing this and have a clear vision about how I will connect the audio to AFRU’s mission statement, and opening remarks, and how I will balance heavy moments in the audio with comic moments by myself and the two queens that are joining me. I feel really good about what’s happening and am certain that interest is gathering. Pride events lack reflective events that make queer voices heard and express our history and struggle. I am feeling overwhelming support for what I am doing.”

The show opens June 7th, 2019 6PM to kick off PRIDE MONTH. At 9PM our performances will start.

The show is being guest curated by Scott Langen.
Special “Thank You’s” to Lisa Cline.

This special show is recommended as an 18+ 
years of age show.

Special live performances by
Svetlana Trantastic
the “Queen of Portland Drag Comedy” and is the host of her own sensational bath time interview show “Bath time with Auntie Svetty” on YouTube. No really, Google that shit!
Check out the latest episode: Episode 9 w/ Betty Poops!
Betty Poops
“Betty Poops is Portland’s number TWO funny girl and is sure to wipe that frown right off your face and turn it into either confusion or pure bowel-busting laughter!”
Valerie DeVilles
“Valerie is Portland’s favorite boozy floozy. She is a former Portland Sweetheart and recently won Elite Queen.”

Music curated by PINEAPPLE!!! ♥

All Inquiries to:

May 2019 – SCI-FI Show 4.0

SCI-FI SHOW 4.0 MAY 2019

Opening Night of the Sci-Fi Show 4.0!
May 3rd • 6pm – Midnight

Special Guest & Returning Curator: 
Doctor Sam Klein!

Special Music Performance at 9pm by 

Synth Witch

6pm First Friday May 3rd

@ AFRU Gallery, 534 SE Oak St, Portland, OR

The show will be featured all month long during gallery hours (see below).

As always admission is FREE!

All Ages :: Beer/cider/wine available for purchase with ID (cards accepted but cash preferred)

Catering at our events are casual pot luck style so bring something to share if you can.

Also, the art is available FOR SALE!

New artworks from Zachary Pryor.

AFRU Gallery is curated by Jonas Nash and Rustyn L. Birch. Located in the heart of Portland’s Southeast industrial area, AFRU has been growing steadily in exposure since its inception in September of 2012. Its relaxed atmosphere, quality artist displays and extraordinary music performances on first Fridays have given it a healthy reputation in the artist community and a tip of the hat from internationally established artists and galleries alike. 

Yvette at last year’s Sci-Fi Opening Night, May 4th, 2018.

Regular gallery hours:

Fri/Sat/Sun 2-6pm